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'Inspector Morse' creator Colin Dexter dies at 86

LONDON — Writer Colin Dexter, who created music-loving Oxford detective Inspector Morse, has died aged 86. Publisher Pan Macmillan said Dexter died Tuesday at his home in Oxford, southern England. Born in 1930 in Stamford, central England, Dexter studied

Usa Today, Tuesday, 11:28
 

Lisa See brews a touching tale of loss, hope in 'Tea Girl'

Read an excerptpowered by ZolaThe Tea Girl of Hummingbird Laneby Lisa See (Scribner) in Fiction Buy Now Buy NowAmazonBarnes & NobleGoogle PlayiBooksIndieboundKoboZola“Rice is to nourish, tea is to heal,” says the matriarch in Lisa See’s sweeping...

Usa Today, Tuesday, 08:20
 

New book: Can Adam and Eve save your marriage?

Read an excerptpowered by ZolaThe First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Usby Bruce Feiler (Penguin Press) in Non-Fiction Buy Now Buy NowAmazonBarnes & NobleGoogle PlayiBooksIndieboundKoboZolaIn The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us (Penguin Press,...

Usa Today, Monday, 15:13
 

40 years after his death, Elvis bio sings a sad song about fame

Being Elvis: A Lonely Lifeby Ray Connolly (Liveright) in Biography Buy Now Buy NowAmazonBarnes & NobleGoogle PlayiBooksIndieboundKoboZolaBeing Elvis meant being a bundle of contradictions. The singer could reduce a crowd of teenage girls to a...

Usa Today, Monday, 15:13
 

Books: New and noteworthy

USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week. 1. Ballerina Body by Misty Copeland (Grand Central Life & Style, non-fiction, on sale March 21) What it’s about: Health and fitness title from the prima ballerina sports...

Usa Today, Sunday, 08:14
 

Four thrilling new titles take teens on fantasy rides

With these four new young-adult tales featuring fantastical elements, teens can travel to new worlds and explore familiar emotions. USA TODAY's Brian Truitt takes a look. Caraval By Stephanie Garber Flatiron Books, 416 pp. ***½ out of four stars There ar

Usa Today, Saturday, 10:27
 

Weekend picks for book lovers

What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY’s picks for book lovers include the military memoir Shoot Like a Girl, and a rollicking new novel about the Boy Scouts. Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front by Mar

Usa Today, Saturday, 08:14
 

Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, Caribbean poet, dies at 87

CASTRIES, St. Lucia — Derek Walcott, a Nobel-prize winning poet known for capturing the essence of his native Caribbean who became the region's most internationally famous writer, has died on the island of St. Lucia. He was 87. Walcott died early Friday

Usa Today, Friday, 12:59
 

Ivana Trump to write memoir about raising her three kids with 'the Donald'

NEW YORK — Ivana Trump, first wife of President Trump, is writing a memoir that will focus on the couple's three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric. In Raising Trump, Ivana will reflect on her life and recount the lessons she taught her children as th

Usa Today, 15 March 2017
 

'Orphan's Tale,' a Holocaust novel, is finding readers

Here’s a look at what’s new on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list… 'Orphan' finds love: There’s something about historical novels with the word “Orphan” in the title that tugs at readers’ heartstrings and makes for best sellers. Orphan Train, Christina

Usa Today, 15 March 2017
 
Abduction mystery 'Lisa Bellow' explores teen trauma

Abduction mystery 'Lisa Bellow' explores teen trauma

Read an excerptpowered by ZolaThe Fall of Lisa Bellow: A Novelby Susan Perabo (Simon & Schuster) in Fiction Buy Now Buy NowAmazonBarnes & NobleGoogle PlayiBooksIndieboundKoboZolaThere are countless stories about tragic missing girls, the...

Usa Today, 14 March 2017
 
'One-Eyed Man' is timely novel about reality TV and 'facts'

'One-Eyed Man' is timely novel about reality TV and 'facts'

Read an excerptpowered by ZolaThe One-Eyed Manby Ron Currie (Viking) in Fiction Buy Now Buy NowAmazonBarnes & NobleGoogle PlayiBooksIndieboundKoboZolaIn this era of so-called “post-truth,” it’s liberating for many of us to vicariously rant, rave...

Usa Today, 14 March 2017
 

Amy Krouse Rosenthal dies after writing 'dating profile' for husband

NEW YORK  — Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a popular author, filmmaker and speaker who broke hearts when she wrote of being terminally ill and leaving behind her husband Jason, died Monday at age 51. Rosenthal had been diagnosed in 2015 with ovarian cancer. Her d

Usa Today, 13 March 2017
 
Scout's honor, you'll love 'The Hearts of Men'

Scout's honor, you'll love 'The Hearts of Men'

Read an excerptpowered by ZolaThe Hearts of Men: A Novelby Nickolas Butler (Ecco) in Fiction Buy Now Buy NowAmazonBarnes & NobleGoogle PlayiBooksIndieboundKoboZolaFull disclosure: As a 10-year-old, after I endured Cub Scout crafting, papier...

Usa Today, 13 March 2017
 

Could Jane Austen have been poisoned by arsenic?

Three pairs of newly examined spectacles believed to have belonged to Jane Austen are now being brandished as evidence she suffered from cataracts, possibly as a result of accidental arsenic poisoning, according to the British Library. Just as the worldw

Usa Today, 13 March 2017
 
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